Tag Archives: linux

Quickly Convert .webm Files to .mp4 Format [Fedora]

Recently I made a very basic screencast using the built-in tools on Fedora (how-to here). Once I’d recorded everything I realised that my trusty Mac (well, iMovie to be specific), had no idea what to do with a .webm video file. And neither did I. Sigh.

Find Files Installed by Yum

Yum is great isn’t it? All you do is tell it the name of the program or library and off it goes, installing files all over your computer, ready for you to use at the drop of a hat. However, sometimes it’s nice to know a little bit more about what yum is up to. […]

The Biggest Programming Mistake I Ever Made

Well folks, as mentioned in How To Learn From Your Programming Mistakes, here it is. The story that still makes me shudder when I think about it. When it comes to all time, super-duper cock-ups, this is one I will never forget. Strictly speaking I wasn’t actually trying to program anything when it happened. I […]

GDB Core Dump Files

What’s a Core Dump? It’s a file created when your program terminates abnormally. It contains a snapshot of the program’s state at the time of the failure. What does it look like? On Linux it will appear in the same location as the executable and will be named something like: core.4196 Where the number is […]